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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Twamley Block

Twamley Block

Robinson Studio - 1954

The three-story Twamley Block stood at the corner of Lyon St. and Monroe Ave. Basch Jewelers occupied the corner and at the left are Doorns Shoes and the Cotton Shop. On Lyon St. there's a Sports Bar and at the far right a portion of the Keith Theater can be seen including the marquee showing that the film "Sabrina" is playing. Above the theater the clock tower of the city hall is visible. Several 1950s cars are on the street. The brick paving of Monroe is in the foreground.


Full Details

TitleTwamley Block
CreatorRobinson Studio
Current Address200 Monroe NW

Title by cataloger.
In 1886 Elizabeth Eaglesfield, the first woman attorney in Grand Rapids, had her office in the Twamley Block. The building was demolished along with many others during the urban renewal project in the 1960s.

CollectionRobinson Studio Coll., (#125),Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Grand Rapids Public Library

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

Locationlocation on map

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